On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781771962193_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $19.95
edition:Paperback
category: Nature
published: March 2018
ISBN:9781771962193
publisher: Biblioasis

The Year of No Summer

by Rachel Lebowitz

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
essays
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $19.95
edition:Paperback
category: Nature
published: March 2018
ISBN:9781771962193
publisher: Biblioasis
Description

On April 10th, 1815, Indonesia’s Mount Tambora erupted. Th e resulting build-up of ash in the stratosphere altered weather pat-terns and led, in 1816, to a year without summer. Instead, there were June snowstorms, food shortages, epidemics, inventions, and the proliferation of new cults and religious revivals.

Hauntingly meaningful in today’s climate crisis, Lebowitz’s lyric essay charts the events and eff ects of that apocalyptic year. Weaving together history, mythology, and memoir, The Year of No Summer ruminates on weather, war, and our search for God and meaning in times of disaster.

Contributor Notes

Rachel Lebowitz, the author of Hannus (Pedlar Press, 2006), was shortlisted for the 2007 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize (BC Book Prize) and the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. She is also the author of Cottonopolis (Pedlar Press, 2013) and the co-author, with Zachariah Wells, of the children’s picture book Anything But Hank! (Biblioasis, 2008, illustrated by Eric Orchard). She lives in Halifax, where she coordinates adult tutoring programs at her neighbourhood library.

Editorial Review

Praise for The Year of No Summer

“Disparate musings cohere into a lyrical meditation on violence, disaster, and humanity’s yearning for solace.” —Kirkus

“Lebowitz has found in this event a rich vein to mine in her impressionistic lyric essay, combining history, poetry, memoir, fable and storytelling to bring to the page her take on that apocalyptic time.” —Toronto Star

Praise for Rachel Lebowitz

“Lebowitz succeeds in extracting gems from the ambitious sweep of time and geography that the narrative embraces, and her presentation of her subject matter welcomes us into a strange and brutal world.”—ARC Poetry

“Rachel Lebowitz is quickly becoming one of the best collagist poets in Canada today…What unfolds is a breathtaking, eerie and oddly beautiful look at the vicious underbelly of capitalism…”—Fiddlehead

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Related Blog Posts

Reading Lists Featuring “The Year of No Summer”

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...